Huawei, one of the world's largest smartphones manufacturer, is on a launching spree this year. It has already showcased two flagships namely - the Huawei P9 and the Honor 8 (its sub-brand). If rumours are anything to go by, the company is prepping the launch of Huawei Mate 9 already.
According to the Chinese site Weibo, the Mate 9 could be launched as early as the first week of November (November 3rd, to be precise). Its predecessor, the Huawei Mate 8 was launched at the end of last year and it appears from the rumours that the company has no intentions to revise the chronological order.
Here's everything you need to know about the Huawei's upcoming offering.
Curved display on the cards
Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter), one of the famous and reliable leakster shared images of the Mate 9 revealing a curved display handset much like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. He posits that Huawei will be showcasing the Mate 9 in two distinct body styles.
Dual camera setup is here to stay
Dual camera setup is the new trend in smartphones lately. And the Huawei Mate 9 is not going to be an exception. According to the rumour-mill, the smartphone will feature a Leica branded dual-lens setup at the back with the megapixel count increased to 20 MP in comparison to the Huawei P9.
Codenamed Manhattan and Long Island
Like we mentioned above, two variants of the Mate 9 are expected to be launched. The curved variant is being internally referred to as Long Island with the other variant codenamed as Manhattan. However, according to the rumours, the Long Island variant may be exclusively launched for the Chinese market.
QHD resolution display and Support for Daydream VR capabilities
Speaking of the Long Island variant, it is tipped to feature premium specifications in comparison to the regular model. As of now, there are no specific details available on the differences between the two. But, the former is expected to feature a QHD resolution display in order to support Daydream VR capabilities.
64-bit Kirin 960 chipset
The Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be powered by the in-house 64-bit, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset.
Multiple memory configurations
According to the earlier leaks, the smartphone will be available in multiple memory options which include 4GB of RAM + 64GB of inbuilt storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage space, and 6GB of RAM + 256GB of onboard storage.